Mr. Lim, a resident of Taipei, has a light tan and looks in good health. It therefore comes as a surprise to learn that he is a ten-time cancer survivor, having fought his first battle against ‘the Big C’ at the tender age of ten. He says plainly:
I’ve no time for euphemisms, I got the first of my brain tumours on my tenth birthday. Not a great present, but then my parents weren’t big on those. For my 9th birthday I was bought car insurance. Unfortunately I was unable to drive at the time and the car in question belonged to my dad. We had the same name so he just ended up using it. For my eleventh I was bought a burial plot. My parents said I’d grow into it.
Ignored by his parents when he complained about searing headaches, he was unable to secure the medical diagnosis of brain tumour through conventional routes.
I had to do all the research myself. Remember that this was in the days before the Internet and web diagnosis. The fact that it was a bit like a prolonged ‘brain freeze’ headache was the telltale sign. Some people just think they are sick. I know I was.said Mr Lim, quashing any suggestion of hypochondria. He firmly believes that his own treatments can trump those of conventional medicine, having tested them all on himself.
In the end, he cured his self-diagnosed brain tumour using a microwave therapy that he pioneered himself using a modified microwave oven.
Basic physics will tell you that the best way to deal with a brain freeze is to heat it up. I basically cooked the tumour away. Definitely one of my most successful treatments. I became the master chef of malignancies. Alas, I couldn’t actually eat the damn thing because it was in my head. Ever seen a man eat his own head? Exactly!
It was the beginning of a lifelong habit of going against doctor’s orders and self-medicating for his illnesses. He has since used other kitchen cooking utensils to heal.
My proudest moment was when I managed to cure my skin cancer using a George Foreman grill.
Since, this hypochondriac and ten-time cancer survivor opened up his own clinic. He seems to have a continuous supply of patients, many of those from repeat customers.
Yes, I’ve had several patients now who have had multiple cancers in one year. It’s more common than you think.
Asked why his rate of cancer diagnosis was twelve times higher than in the general population of GP patients, he said teary-eyed:
I attract those patients lucky enough to get a diagnosis before it’s too late, those failed by conventional medicine. It’s just fortunate that I have the skillset to catch them early on before they prove fatal. Were I to die today, the tragedy would not be my death, but that I would not be able to help these people.
His clinic has drawn criticism from those who protest against his lack of medical training. Anger has also been directed at the country’s medical watchdog, Taiwan National Health Agency, for failing to maintain standards. He had this to say:
I honestly don’t see why they have a problem with so-called quack medicine. Some of my best cures have been made from ducks and fowlbefore touching the right side of his throat with a worried look.
Author: Ms. Fis, Laurina